Skipper faces two-match ban … boss praises Preston win …

Rob Jones will miss Wednesday’s two games over Easter after receiving his 10th booking of the season against Preston on Saturday.

The late yellow card looked a harsh one for the Owls skipper – summing up a shocking refereeing performance – but Jones will now have to sit out the crucial trip to Huddersfield next Saturday and then the televised home game with Oldham on Easter Monday.

Danny Batth, who was on the bench on Saturday after coming back from injury, is likely to replace Jones.

After seeing his side pick up their fifth win in six games under his management, Dave Jones said: “The players have given their all again, they have responded and they fully deserved the win.

“It was a frustrating first half and we had to be patient. It was stop-start and very bitty.

“But it was a game of two halves. We needed to pick the pace back up and in the second half we did that. Once we scored the first goal, we started to pass the ball a lot more.

“Then, after the second goal, you could see all the confidence come back and I thought we were going to to go on and score another one or two goals.”

Looking at the promotion run-in, Jones said: “The players are giving absolutely everything, everybody at the club is. I have told them it is full throttle to the floor for the rest of the season.

“It’s the only way to be. There would be nothing worse than if we took our foot off the gas, someone else slipped up and we didn’t take advantage.”

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